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Gokcen Ceran M.Ed.

Gokcen Ceran, Principal

Dear Parkview Community, 

My name is Gokcen Ceran, and it is a great honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Parkview Elementary School. I am extremely proud and excited to join this TK-6 school community and support our students and their families. 

Professionally, this 2022-2023 school year will mark my 19th year in education. My education career in the United States began as a science teacher in Texas. I taught various grade levels ranging from 4th to 11th grade. In addition to my teaching in the classroom, I served as dean of academics, special programs coordinator, middle school assistant principal, and elementary and middle school principal. I am ready to utilize my skills as an educational leader at Parkview Elementary and work with you to ensure your child’s success.  

On a personal note, my husband and I have been married for 21 years and live in Morgan Hill with our 4 children and 2 cats. We have three daughters and one son. My husband is also an educator and serves as a college professor at SJSU. My oldest daughter recently graduated from college, and my son will soon be a senior in high school. My two youngest daughters will be in 4th and 5th grade next year. 

I truly believe all students are unique and require a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my utmost desire to create a positive atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. To this end, positive relations between families and the school is vital to the success of our students. I strongly encourage you all to become involved in your child’s education in every way possible. 

Please remember that my door is always open to you. I look forward to working with you, and welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this school year. If you need any information or have questions, please call us at (408)226-4655 and feel free to email me at

Go Panthers!